Obituaries

Tue
31
Mar

James Earl Comley, Jr. "Hippie Jim"

"Hippie" Jim left this world to join his Lord and Savior March 26, 2015. Jim was born Feb. 15, 1957, to James Earl Comley and Ruth Slonecker in Elyria, Ohio. He married Gale Ann Burry, Aug. 27, 1982, in Las Vegas and moved to Bristow, where they resided together until his passing. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army. His lifelong dream was to own a Harley Davidson motorcycle, which he worked hard to obtain and finally realized this dream in the mid 2000s. He had a great love of motorcycles in general and treated his bike like one of his children. Jim was an avid fisherman and a skilled hunter and never missed an opportunity to do either! Hippie also enjoyed spending time at local casinos, but his greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren.

Thu
26
Mar

Orbiae E. Pitts,

Orbiae E. Pitts was born March 21, 1927, to William Martin and Dura B. Pitts in Milfay. He departed this life March 23, 2015, at the age of 88 years and two days.He served his country in the United States Army Air Force from 1945 to 1946 and earned the Victory Medal and Carbine Marksman Medal. On Nov. 18, 1950, Orbiae Pitts and Helen Louise Day were united in marriage. Orbiae had many work experiences in his life including Oilfield work, shop machinist, owner of Arrow “P” Pump Repair, cattle rancher and carpenter. He was a member of the Bristow First Assembly of God Church and the Masonic  Lodge #226 . He enjoyed fishing, hunting, visiting with friends and most of all, spending  ime with his family. He never met a stranger and had a genuine passion for people.

Thu
26
Mar

Lorene Caroline Crawford Mixon

Lo rene Caroline Crawford  Mixo n was born Oct. 6 , 1951 , to Ro ber t an d Ver a L e e  raw ford. She d epar t ed this lif e Mar ch 1 4, 2015, at her Sap ulpa residenc e at the ag e of 6 3 y ears , fiv e months and eight days. She had s pen t her youth in Br isto w gr a duati ng fr om Bristo w High School. Sh e w or ked as a ho m e he a l th nurse w hile living in Str oud and Bristow before movin g to Sa pulpa. She wa s a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Churc h i n S apu l pa. She e njo yed f ish i ng , sing i ng in churc h and family gath e ri ngs . S he w i ll b e missed by all who kne w her. She is survived by on e s i ster, C l a ssie C raw for d o f Sap ulpa ; thr ee brothers, Jo e Crawford of B ristow, Joseph Cr a wford of Gr a nite a nd Bo bby Craw fo rd o f Lexing t on. Vis i t a t ion wa s held We dne s da y, Mar ch 25, 2 015 and Thu r s day, Ma r ch 26 , 201 5. Me m orial s ervic es will be held 3 p.m., Satu rday, March 28, 2015 at the Trinity Ba ptist Churc h.

Tue
24
Mar

Jack Boyd Abraham III

Lifetime resident Jack Boyd Abraham III was born Oct. 4, 1951, in Bristow. He departed this life on March 19, 2015, at the age of 63 years, five months and 15 days. Jack graduated from Bristow  High School in 1969 and went on to Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree.  n Sept. 1, 1984, Jack Abraham and Phyllis Marie Reed were united in marriage. Jack co-owned Mid- Continent Measurement with partners Bob Abraham and Vernon Curry until it was sold  in 2001. He then worked for Samson Oil and Gas as a gas specialist manager. Although Jack was an OSU grad, he was a huge OU fan which was always a running joke. He enjoyed being outdoors and enjoyed hunting and was a great fisherman. He also really loved playing golf any time he could. His passion was music and played the steel guitar with Tom Skinner’s Wednesday Night Science Project. But most important to Jack was family.

Tue
24
Mar

Paul Timothy Allee

Paul Timothy Allee was born in Cushing on Dec. 12, 1957, and departed this life in Tulsa on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the age of 57. Paul was the son of R.J. and Billie Jean (Sivils) Allee. He was a resident of Depew all of his life. He worked in the oilfield. He was preceded in death by his mother Billie, one infant child Allen and one  brother Robert.Survivors include one  daughter Amanda Allee of Colorado Springs, Colo., his father R.J. Allee of Depew,  wo brothers and sister in  laws, Albert and Phyllis Allee of Noble, Dick and Dianna Allee of Depew; many nieces and nephews, and other friends and relatives. Paul loved to work with his hands. He always had an idea  f how to fix things, whether right or wrong, and was always willing to help others along the way.Graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m. at the Stroud Cemetery on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Stroud.

Thu
19
Mar

Donald Cassius Hutton

Donald Cassius Hutton was born Aug. 23, 1935, to John Orie Hutton and Pearle Artelie  Hubble at Dr. O.S. Coppedge Hospital in Depew. He departed this life on March 16, 2015, at the age of 79 years at Rainbow Nursing Home in Bristow. Don grew up in Bristow and  graduated from Bristow High School in 1953. He marriedBarbara Trowbridge Crew on Aug. 7, 1956, in Sapulpa. They had two daughters, Dana Janelle and Berta Lisa. He attended the University of Oklahoma Pharmacy School until he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving 3 years. He was a Specialist 5 with the 19th Army Artillery of  the Air Defense aroundWashington, D.C. and was honorably discharged on May 1, 1961. He returned to the University of Oklahoma and graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1963.  He worked for Owl Rexall Drug in Tulsa, B & B Rexall Drug in Bristow, Med-X Drug in Tulsa and K-Mart Pharmacy in Tulsa before retiring with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Tue
17
Mar

Norma Sue “Shorty” Taryole

Norma Sue “Shorty” Taryole was born June 17, 1963, to Newman and Lydia (Barnett) Taryole in Claremore. She departed this life March 15, 2015, at the age of 51 years, eight months and 26 days. Shorty attended Weleetka High School. She was a member of Oakhurst Indian ellowship Church. Spending time with her husband, children and grandkids was most important to Shorty; cooking for family dinners and sharing food with others was something she really loved to do. She also liked to watch her grandkids play ball.Her Indian Heritage was very important to her and she enjoyed going to pow wows, stomp dances and doing bead work. laying softball and occasionally going to the casino was a pastime Shorty enjoyed. She is survived by husband, Marlin “Kayo” Thompson of Bristow; eight children, BrandiM.

Tue
17
Mar

Mable Boyet

Mable Boyet was born August 17, 1930 to Roley and Kitty Louraney Bear in Edna. She departed this life March 15, 2015 at the age of 84 years, six months and 26 days. Mable attended school inEdna and the Haskell Institute. Mable and Everett Boyet weremarried in Okmulgee and enjoyed many years togetheruntil his passing in August 2007. Mable loved going to church at First Free Will Baptist Church in Bristow where she was a member. She was known to be a good cook and enjoyed cooking for everyone. Mable liked to sit on her front porch visiting with friends with a glass of sweet tea. She especially enjoyed talking with her neighbor, Janice. Mable was a fan of WWE Wrestling and could beheard yelling at the TV when it was on. She is survived two sisters, Berniece Watson of Bristow and Judy Kay Dunbar of California; one brother, Jahn Bear of Sapulpa; two granddaughters, Patricia Mossien of Tulsa, and Jolynn Lowery of Tulsa; and great-grandson, Cody Phillips.

Tue
17
Mar

Wilma Irene Duke

Wilma Irene Duke was born March 10, 1938, to Jesse Henry and Winnie (McGuire) Brown in Gypsy. She departed this life March 14, 2015, at the ge of 77 years and four days. She had lived in the Gypsy area all of her life. On May 28, 1955, Wilma Brown andCharles Duke were united in marriage. From this unionwere born two sons, Darrell and Larry. They enjoyed 59years together. She was an active memberof the Gypsy Holiness Church. She enjoyed crocheting, quiltingand embroidery work. She will be missed by all whoknew her.

Tue
17
Mar

Charley Curtis Smith, Jr.,

Charley “Chuck” Curtis Smith, Jr. was born Oct. 10, 1960, to Charley Curtis andOpal (Wilson) Smith. He departed this life March 11, 2015, at the age of 54 years, five months and one day. e had worked in the oilfield for a number of years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, animals, growing his own garden, spending time with friends and sitting outsidelistening to music. He is survived by hisfather, Charley Curtis Smith, Sr. of Bristow; brother,Johnny E. Smith and wife, Tricia of Sapulpa and RossSorge of Texas; sister Sue White of Texas; niece Mariah Smith of Bristow and a host of other friends andrelatives. He was preceded in deathby his mother and one brother, John William Smith.Graveside services were held for 2 p.m., Tuesday,March 17, 2015, at the Bristow City Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Plum officiating. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

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